RELIABILITY REPORTING: Understanding NERC Requirements for Hydro Reliability Reporting

by ronfluegge 1. July 2009 17:16

Understanding why NERC – the North American Electric Reliability Corporation – requires specific reliability data on hydroelectric generating units can help project owners better manage the gathering of this data.  Click on link below.

http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/hr/print/volume-28/issue-5/Featured_Articles/reliability-reporting-understanding-nerc-requirements-for-hydro-reliability-reporting.html

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Solomon Associates' Announces its Newest Subscriber to GADS NxL(TM) - Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico

by ronfluegge 31. May 2006 23:27

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2006--Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico joins a growing number of generating companies and regional transmission operators (RTOs) to select Solomon's GADS NxL(TM) as their tool of choice for analyzing generating unit performance, reliability, availability, and maintainability data. GADS NxL offers the industry's most accurate, reliable, and powerful level of performance for data entry, reporting, and analysis for power generating companies. Additionally, GADS NxL is the only GADS software available for nearly every platform, offering both Microsoft(R) Windows(R)- and Web-based interfaces. 

GADS NxL conforms to the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC's) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) standards and will facilitate CFE reporting data to NERC GADS. Such a possibility supports NERC in assuring the long-term reliability of the North American bulk electric system by promoting uniform reliability standards. Originally developed by NERC as a defined set of performance and event standards, GADS has been accepted across the globe as the most rigorous of standards.

CFE provides generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 23.5 million customers, nearly 80 million Mexicans. Within their generation business, CFE has about 37,400 MW of net installed capacity from thermal, hydro, nuclear and wind power generation. Additional information can be found at their web site http://www.cfe.gob.mx/es/LaEmpresa/generacionelectricidad/

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060531005243/en/Solomon-Associates-Announces-Newest-Subscriber-GADS-NxL 

Solomon Launches GADS NxL(TM) Portal at ISO New England

by ronfluegge 17. October 2005 15:00

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2005--ISO-New England unveiled Solomon Associates' GADS NxL(TM) Portal to its members last week. The Portal facilitates the collection of Generating Availability Data System (GADS) information by the ISO, including unit performance, reliability, availability, and maintainability data. ISO-New England can now readily upload and automatically process GADS data that generating companies are required to report to the ISO.

Based on Solomon's widely successful GADS NxL software for end users, the Portal conforms to ANSI/IEEE Standard 762, and ISO-New England and North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) data reporting definitions and analysis methodologies. GADS NxL offers one of the most accurate, reliable, and powerful means of entering, reporting, and analyzing performance data for power generating companies -- and that power is now brought to the ISO. Originally developed by NERC as a defined set of performance and event standards, GADS has been accepted across the globe as the most rigorous of standards.

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